6. Watch your child while you dream your dreams for their future for them...if you do, you'll be more prepared for what their future actually brings. If you do, you'll recognize the child that "was" in the adult that is "becoming" and you'll roll with the truth of that "becoming" more easily.
Part two of number 6 - Help your child find THEIR passion and provide them the means to live it...with some children it is easy and with others more difficult - our oldest was a "jack of all trades", it all came easy to her, but she is only realizing her passion at age 22 (working with troubled children). DS 1 was very easy...he was and is a musician…...it is his passion and it helped him overcome ADD and go off his meds. DS #3...we're still looking!
7. Have a special family phrase - it helps them through their day ....ours was "Remember who you are and where you came from...study hard and learn lots"...the kids still comment on that one...how it made them stop and think sometimes before they made a choice and how at other times, they simply didn't care!
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